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September 26, 2008

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She did, however, quite explicitly say that the natural gas pipeline was "God's will.":

"I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas pipeline built."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q9MMJESywA&eurl=http://lots-o-thoughts.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-interview.html

I'm not sure I agree with your parsing of this statement. That's the problem with public pronouncements by people who have an incomplete command of the English language: who knows what they mean? Besides stringing together words to make sentences (when speaking extemporaneously), Palin seems to have trouble going beyond producing anything other thy disconnected bits of thought.

Mike Stiber wrote: "thy disconnected bits of thought"

Is this Mike's prophetic voice?

Thy comment is funny Rob.

Samuel, in a way Palin's comment that you linked is preferable to Obamas's typical way of speaking. The reference to God may have been inappropriate, but she left no doubt that she considers this pipeline important and is committed to getting it done.

By comparison, Obama's speeches are awesome, but afterwards it's hard to remember just what he said. We all applaud Obama's speeches, but they tend to be short on specific guidance.

"That's the problem with public pronouncements by people who have an incomplete command of the English language: who knows what they mean?"

Don't pick on Biden that way!

Or Obama for that matter - how many times has he admitted he has "mis-spoken".

: )

Seriously though, thanks for posting on this issue Brendan. Gibson was absolutely wrong when he cut off the first part of her quote and claimed it was "exact words".

Interestingly, her explanation in that interview using Lincoln as an example - that we would be on God’s side not He on our side - makes it clear she was asking for people to pray the country would be "doing God's will", not that she knew exactly what His will was.

I wonder why people trust the MSM less and less?

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